On Sears’s general transformation formula for basic hypergeometric series
Abstract We present a new proof of a general transformation formula for basic hypergeometric series that was discovered by D.B. Sears (Proc. Lond. Math. Soc. 53(2): 181–191, 1951) and discuss some special cases. Next we apply Sears’s general transformation to give an extension of a result of Andrews et al. (Duke Math. J. 108: 395–419, 2001).